What is the difference between classic and volume eyelash extension?
Classic eyelash extension is a technique where one eyelash extension is applied on one natural lash (1:1). Volume techniques allow us to apply multiple extensions (2-6 extensions) to one isolated natural lash. The number value followed by the “D” represents how many lashes will be applied to one natural lash. For example, 2-6D means 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 extensions applied to every one natural lash.The volume technique (also known as Russian volume) masterfully achieves this with far thinner lashes than typically used for classic lash extensions. The result is a full lush lash line that appears fluffy and soft while also maintaining the health and safety of our client’s natural lashes. Volume lashes are especially great for clients who do not have a lot of lashes, have sparse lashes, bald spots or just want a more dramatic look without having to use a thicker lash. Once you go volume, you will never want to go back to classic lash extensions! At Lash & Brow Bar by Tina, we customize and recommend the look based on our client’s eyes and face shape (natural, dramatic, round, cat-eye, kitten, doll-eye look).
What kind of eyelash extensions and adhesives do you use?
Only a high quality faux mink lashes are used for our volume eyelash extensions (cruelty-free). They are fluffy, soft, and virtually feel weightless. They have a deep, rich black finish and come in various diameters, lengths and curls. We use FDA and Health Canada approved adhesive. The main ingredient in our adhesive is cyanoacrylate and is paraben and formaldehyde-free
Why do you use faux mink, and not silk extensions?
These are the most popular extensions used by lash artists today. These man made, poly-fiber lashes come in a variety of lengths, diameters and curls, have good flexibility and remain somewhat natural looking depending on the length. They’re designed to imitate real mink fur, but lash artists and clients both love this of extension type because the curl is permanent and they’re low maintenance. No need to curl or put mascara on these type of extensions. The faux mink lashes are a little more bold, slightly glossier than the silk and real mink. Because of their variety of size and length they’re great for customizing different looks for each client.
These are the mid-weight type of lash extensions, and are finer and more flexible than the synthetic type which makes their retention slightly better. Because of their lightweight they are good to use on older clients or clients with weak and flimsy natural lashes. Like synthetic lashes, silk come in a variety of curls and lengths. These types of extensions also hold their curl but the curl tends to be less uniform than the faux mink lashes. Silk lashes tend to be thicker than any other type of extensions and also have that rich black color. They tend to be the least comfortable type of extension and are best used for special occasions.
I think I am having an allergic reaction to the adhesive. What do I do?
Allergic reactions to the adhesive are very rare (one in several thousand) and reactions can be treated. If you see redness and swelling around the eyes, you may be allergic to the adhesive. Please contact Lash & Brow Bar by Tina and schedule for a removal. Redness and swelling should subside in a few days, however, if you still have irritation, we recommend consulting with your physician.
What do I have to prepare on the day of my eyelash extensions appointment?
Please arrive without any eye makeup on your appointment day. No perming or curling your eyelashes before your eyelash extension appointment. Also, we recommend you to wash your hair before the eyelash appointment, as you will not be able to wet your eyelashes for at least 24-48 hours.
Who should not get eyelash extensions?
- You had eye surgery in the past 3 months (e.g. Lasik)
- You have any eye conditions or sensitivities that will affect the service.
- You have recently permed, tinted or lifted your natural lashes.
- You do not follow instructions well and are unable to maintain the aftercare guidelines. If you do not understand the requirements before and after the lash application, this is probably not a service for you.
- You rub your eyes frequently. If you rub your eyes frequently due to allergies, or if rubbing your eyes is just a habit, we do not suggest this service.
- You have highly sensitive skin. We do not recommend lash extensions if you experience irritation around the eye area after using skincare or makeup.
- You are allergic to cyanoacrylate, which is the main ingredient in any adhesive.
- You are sick or feeling ill. If you have a cold or sinus infection, we suggest waiting to get lash extensions until you are feeling 100% better. Illness plays a large role in poor retention of lash extensions.
- Your natural eyelashes are very curly. If your natural lashes are very curly you are not a good candidate for extensions. Curly lashes tend to dramatically shorten the wear time of lash extensions.
- You do not have natural eyelashes. If you do not have natural lashes, you will be unable to wear extensions. Extensions must be placed on the natural eyelash, not directly on the skin. Consider using a different form of eyelash treatments.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is somewhat variable (just hair growth), our clients come for their regular fill every 2-3 weeks for classics (3-4 weeks for volume lashes) to maintain a full look. The adhesive is designed to last until the lashes naturally fall out, though the extensions may fall out faster if clients have oily skin, use oil-based eye makeup and remover or rub eyes regularly. The longevity of eyelash extensions also depends on the length of the client’s natural eyelash growth cycle and how well and thoroughly clients follow aftercare instructions.
We open a new adhesive every 4 weeks and throw away the old one. This is due to the fact that the main ingredient in adhesives, cyanoacrylate, becomes less effective after 4 weeks so the bonding becomes less strong. We understand that our clients want a longer retention period for their eyelash extensions, so we do our part in every way for maximum retention of the eyelash extensions (e.g. controlling room temperature and humidity level to maximize adhesive bondage, using a new drop of glue every 30 minutes during the procedure).
Will your natural lashes get damaged?
If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes.
Do you do fills on other lash artist’s work?
We do fills on other artist’s work. Additional $10 for classic fills and $20 for volume fill is added to the service.
Can I bring my friends/children/pets?
For safety and hygienic reasons, please do not bring your friends, children or pets. Our studio is designed to have one client and one technician at each appointment.
I wear contact lenses. Can I get eyelash extensions?
Absolutely. Please wear your glasses or bring contact lens solution and container to your appointment.
Can pregnant/breastfeeding moms get eyelash extensions?
Yes. Pregnancy is a beautiful and sensitive time, and adding glamour and doing things for yourself like enhancing your appearance can boost your self-esteem and build confidence.
Do you sterilize your tweezers?
Of course we do. We take hygiene and cleanliness very seriously. We sterilize our tweezers after each client.
Semi-Permanent Cosmetic Tattoo
Who should not have semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo procedures?
- You are under 18
- You get keloid scars
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding
- You have been on Accutane within 1 year
- You have irritation of the skin of any kind such as blemishes, pimples, rash, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, sunburn on the area of procedure.
- You are on retin-A or retinols. Be off 7 days before appointment and avoid 30 days after procedure.
- Diabetic (consult your doctor)
- Have HIV or hepatitis or any other viral infections and/or diseases
- Undergoing chemotherapy (consult your doctor)
- A pacemaker or major heart problems
- Had an organ transplant
- Sick (cold, flu, etc. will affect the healing process, so please reschedule)
- You generally don’t heal well and develop infections easily
- If your old tattoo is too dark (please contact us to send a picture so we can decide whether or not we can work on your previously tattooed area)
What do I have to prepare for my appointment?
- Make sure you eat before you show up for your procedure. Most appointments take a couple of hours, and light-headedness and dizziness can occur if you have not eaten beforehand
- Do not drink alcohol or caffeine before the procedure (at least 24 hrs for alcohol)
- Do not take Advil or other blood thinners such a Aspirin, Niacin, Vitamin E and/or Ibuprofen unless medically necessary, 48-72 hrs prior to your procedure. Extra strength Tylenol can be taken if you have low pain tolerance 30 minutes before the procedure.
- If you use lash growth serums or are taking any oil supplements (fish, omega, primrose, etc.) or Vitamin E or D, please stop at least 6 weeks before your appointment. These thin your blood and can cause excessive trauma and compromise your work. You can resume two weeks after the tattooed area is healed for serums and oils.
- Any eyelash or eyebrow tinting or eyelash curling should be done at least 7 days before, or 4 weeks after the procedure. To help reduce swelling feel free to take Benadryl and hour before your procedure. It will suppress the histamines that cause swelling and make for a more comfortable recovery.
- Do not wear contact lenses during or after following the eyeliner procedure and you will be required to wear your glasses through the healing process up to 2 weeks. Remember to bring your glasses and sunglasses to your appointment. You may resume wearing your contact lenses as soon as your eyes have healed completely. If you are on Restasis, you must be off for a minimum of 6 weeks before and 2 weeks after the eye procedure. It will affect your procedure and healing plus may cause complications due to vascular structure of the eyelid.
- Do not wear eyelash extensions for your eyeliner tattoo procedure. They must be removed prior to your visit a week before ($20 for removal). You can get them done again 6 weeks after your healing has commenced.
- If you have recently tanned this will affect the outcome of the healed colour.
- If you’ve had laser removal of previous work done by someone else, the treated area has now more scar tissue and can affect the outcome of the result. More treatments may be necessary to have the skin take the colour.
- Botox should be done 6 weeks before or 6 weeks after the procedure.
- Do not work out the day of your procedure.
- Please note that you will be more sensitive during your menstrual cycle.
- No waxing/threading/tinting 3 days before.
- Immediately following your procedure, the tattooed area will appear to be darker and bolder in color and more sharply defined. Over the next 2 days it will appear even darker and thicker as scabs begin to form. Let the scabs naturally flake off. It will take up to 14 days for scabbing to be over.
- You may not get the area wet or apply any kind of products (except what we provide for your aftercare) for at least 10 days after. No makeup on the area for 2 weeks.
- Bring a few pictures of your desired outcome.
What kind of pigments do you use?
We use iron oxide pigments. These pigments fade over time as your body will naturally absorb it. They are considered the safest semi-permanent pigments to use for skin.
Is it painful during the procedure?
A highly-effective, topical anesthetic cream and gel are used for numbing before and during your procedure. Pain threshold levels vary from person to person and every effort is made to ensure you remain comfortable for the entirety of the procedure. Having this service performed during your menstrual cycle may increase discomfort during your procedure. If you are a frequent smoker, the topical anesthetics used during the treatment will not last as long. If you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, be aware that this may affect your sensitivity tolerance to the procedure.
Is semi-permanent cosmetic tattoo safe for pregnant or nursing women?
As a precaution, we do not perform cosmetic tattooing on pregnant or nursing women.
How long do cosmetic tattooing last?
Cosmetic tattoo treatments are considered semi-permanent and will not wash off, however, they will fade over time and may need to be refreshed every 1-2 years. Frequency of sessions depends on a number of factors including: the pigment colour used (lighter colours fade faster), lifestyle (sun exposure), and if any chemical peels come into contact with treated areas. Please note that final results CANNOT be guaranteed as each unique skin type will hold pigments differently and break down at different rates.
Are there any risks involved with cosmetic tattooing?
For as safe as certified cosmetic tattooing is, there may be possible risks associated with the procedure as: allergic reaction 2% of the population, change of colour due to blood chemistry or medications, infection, scarring, keloids, corneal abrasions, inconsistent spreading or fanning of colour. We do everything in our power to reduce every possible risks, but some cases are beyond our control and the aftercare is the client’s responsibility and does affect the final results. As with any medical procedure, risks can occur and we expect you have make a conscious decision and are aware of these risks.
What is your sterilization and sanitization process?
- All needles and hand tools are single-use, come in a sterilized package, and disposed of after each client.
- Implements such as gauze, cotton swabs, etc. are single-use and disposed of after each client.
- Latex-free gloves are worn at all times during the procedure and disposed of after each client.
- All stations are thoroughly disinfected with Cavi wipes after each client
YUMI™ Lash Lift
What is a YUMI™ Lash Lift?
Enhancement of your natural lashes without the use of artificial or mechanical aids. Certified YUMI™ Lash Lift technicians have the ability to target the natural keratin within the eyelash hair. Our technicians gently guide the lashes onto a specially designed silicone lifting pad, then sculpt each individual hair to create the illusion of longer lashes. Each treatment is specifically designed for every eye shape and eyelash length. Imagine not having to apply mascara or fuss with a curler everyday…YUMI™ Lash Lift is exceptional!
Why choose YUMI™?
Whether you have thick, long, short, dark, blonde, curly, straight, sparse, delicate lashes… YUMI™ is the only lash treatment for you!
- Eyes appear youthful and bright
- Lash Lift, anti-aging treatment and lash tint (3 services, for the price of one)
- Lasts 8-12 weeks (other cheaper version of lash lifts last 6-8 weeks)
- Lifts and curves lashes up (not curled over like a lash perm)
- No harsh chemicals
- No maintenance
- No monthly fills
- No removal
- Results look and feel natural
- Sport and activity proof
- Wear your favourite mascara and eye make-up for an extra glam look
- Wake up and go
- YUMI™ lash tint (specifically formulated for YUMI™) is superior to any market brand
- YUMI™ lash lift pads (specifically designed technology for YUMI™) are hypoallergenic
Is the YUMI™ Lash Lift procedure and product safe?
The YUMI™ procedure is structured and designed with comfort in mind. Only those certified by a Master YUMI™ trainer have the skill and precision crucial for exceptional results. Our technicians are in the room with you during the entire procedure. The YUMI™ Lift and Fix products are not applied directly to the skin. The product is formaldehyde free and does not contain parabens or harsh ingredients. All the YUMI™ products are individually packaged for one time use only. We sterilize and sanitize our tools after each use to ensure the highest standard of hygienic control. All Master trained YUMI™ technicians are required to work within the guidelines and standards of Canada.
Who shouldn’t have a YUMI™ Lash Lift?
Your health and wellbeing are of the utmost importance and not everyone is eligible for the treatment. Those who are prone to any form of eye disease, have mild or severe allergies, are under the age of 16 (parental consent is required), suffer from chronic back or neck pain and cannot lay down for 60-90 minutes, are unable to keep their eyes closed for a long period of time and expectant mothers may not be eligible for the treatment. We reserve the right to refuse the treatment to anyone who displays any of the symptoms or conditions listed above.
How should I expect to feel after the YUMI™ Lash Lift treatment?
Products are applied only to the sculpted lashes and do not come into contact with the skin or inner eye area, limiting the amount of irritation. The lashes are delicately wiped during the 5-step procedure which may cause mild redness but will diminish within 10-15 minutes after the treatment is completed. Our goal is to have you feeling and looking more youthful and once the treatment is completed, you may go about your day!
Does the YUMI™ Lash Lift procedure hurt?
No, the entire procedure is perfectly designed to create a relaxing experience. The YUMI™ technician will be with you during the entire procedure.
Can I stop using my lash growth serum/drops? Please be advised, YUMI™ does not promote or claim to assist in the growth of eyelashes. You may continue using your growth product 24 hours after the treatment.
Are there any YUMI™ Lash Lift after care rules?
Just one! Do not wash or wet your lashes for at least 24 hours after receiving the treatment. The product requires 24 hours to reach its maximum lifting potential. During the 24-hour period please avoid the use of eye makeup, saunas, swimming, steam rooms, cutting onions, tears, etc. Moisture to the lashes will weaken the YUMI™ product. Day to day care of your YUMI™ Lash Lift is easy! Feel free to wash your face and lashes as usual after the 24 hours are up!
I love my YUMI™ Lash Lift! When can I book my next one?
The lift lasts 8-12 weeks, which is the natural life cycle of an eyelash. Our YUMI™ technicians can suggest when to schedule your next lash lift.
Will I be required to purchase any product?
No. However, we highly recommend purchasing the YUMI™ Clear Mascara ($100 to purchase). The mascara conditions and nourishes your lashes in-between lash lift and tint treatments. Its ability to penetrate and target the natural keratin within the hair helps to recover lash structure and repairs problematic eyelash issues. YUMI™ mascara is important to prevent lashes from becoming dry and fragile and can be used as a primer before applying regular mascara. YUMI™ Clear Mascara will also protect your lashes from the sun, wind and water, perfect to take on vacation!